Get ready to kick off the holiday season in South Florida with the “Greatest Show on H2O”! Visitors from around the world venture to Fort Lauderdale for the Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade. Watch a caravan of vessels float all the way from the New River in Fort Lauderdale up the intercoastal waterway to Pompano Beach! Enjoy the warmth of South Florida combined with the fun and excitement of holiday traditions, lights, and excellent food. There are plenty of other fantastic winter activities and events in Fort Lauderdale. Request access to our free Vacation Guide for local tips and recommendations on the best things to do and places to see in South Florida.
What to Expect at the Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade
The Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade is the premier December event in Fort Lauderdale. Locals cover their yachts and private boats with thousands of lights, decorations, and plenty of music. Each year’s different theme makes for a unique experience and exciting viewing party. Tickets are available for reserved seats in the grandstand viewing area.
List of Other Winterfest Holiday Events
Happy Hour with Winterfest
Winterfest’s first event of the season features hors d’oeuvres, raffles, and happy hour prices at The Old River House.
The Winterfest White Party
This party full of glitz and glamour rings in the true start of the holiday season in with a lineup of musical performances based on this year’s parade theme.
Family Fun Day
Family Fun Day is full of free activities and events for both kids and adults! Your family will love the Polar Express, super slide, face painting, and the real ice rink presented by the Florida Panthers!
Black Tie Ball
Put on the ritz for the Black Tie Ball, Fort Lauderdale’s most elegant social gathering of the season. Live music and a special theme set the mood for this fantastic event. Next up, the Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade!
Make Your Winter Vacation Special at Fort Lauderdale Stays
Who says that you have to be cold during winter? Head down to “The Venice of America” for the Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade and stay in your luxurious and comfortable Fort Lauderdale Stays vacation rental! Our extensive list of premium vacation rental properties includes top-of-the-line amenities that make your trip as comfortable as possible. If you want to get a little more out of your vacation, contact our concierge services. We offer everything from private chefs to family photography to massage services and much more! All of our rental properties feature excellent locations that put you close to all of Fort Lauderdale’s best attractions and activities.
Our Blue Heron Oasis vacation home sleeps a family of four and is close to the action of the Winterfest Boat Parade! This rental house includes two bedrooms and two bathrooms, a heated pool with waterway views, and spacious living areas. Up-to-date kitchen appliances, a washer and dryer, and free WiFi are just a few of the standard amenities in this amazing home.